• FNCE® 2021 will be Virtual!

    While the Academy had hoped and planned for an in-person FNCE
    ® in 2021, ensuring everyone’s health and welfare continues to be the primary consideration in determining whether such a meeting is feasible. For more information, go to
  • IND MIG Hosting Informative Webinar February 9th


    IND MIG is pleased to invite you to attend a complimentary educational webinar. Registration is required

    TITLE: Pre-Diabetes in Asian Indian Adolescents and Young Adults - Need for Nutrition Intervention

    DATE: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    TIME: 1PM - 2PM ET / 12PM CT / 11AM MT/ 10AM PT / 11:30PM India


    PRESENTER: Jagmeet Madan, MSc, MPhil, PhD


    DESCRIPTION: The webinar is designed for dietitians that are interested in understanding the need to strengthen preventive nutrition especially in context with Adolescents and Young Adults – a crucial phase to arrest the damage and progression to diabetes. Using Food based approaches can be a very effective way to ameliorate the internal environment. The Food based approach essentially should focus on snacks, replacing the high refined flour, saturated fats and trans fat rich snack (HFSS) with healthier natural options. The webinar will share the latest research data on the effect of food based intervention on the risk to pre-diabetes and inflammatory state of the body in Indian Adolescents and Young adults.



    1. To understand the prerequisites for Metabolic Health and its implications on the predisposition of Adolescents and Young adults to pre-diabetes.
    2. To understand the nutrients and dietary factors which impact the inflammatory state of the body.
    3. To share the evidence based data regarding the effectiveness of nutrition intervention on metabolic  health.

    SUGGESTED PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: 10.1.2, 10.2.4, 10.2.5

    Register here

  • IND MIG Hosting Complimentary Webinar

    Indians In Nutrition and Dietetics Member Interest Group (IND MIG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is pleased to invite you to attend a complimentary webinar  
    Title: Progression of Digital Informatics in India
    Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET (New York) / 12:00 pm CT (Chicago) / 
    11:00 am MT (Colorado)/ 10:00 am PT (California)/10:30 pm-India

    Registration LINK:
    Learning Objectives:
    1.     To highlight the growth of digital India and the perspective to application to the nutrition fraternity.
    2.     To bring to front line how the vast Indian Culture and food items can be used in digital platforms to track nutrition intake
    3.     Showcasing the use of machine learning in better patient outcomes in India
    Suggested Performance Indicators: 
    5.1 Acquires knowledge of technology systems consistent with role & responsibility 
    5.2 Utilize technology according to organizations needs and workplace policies and procedures
    CPEU: 1.0 
    Level I/II
  • Virtual Networking Event

    If you are a WH DPG member and will attend Virtual FNCE® 2020 we have two free events for members only:

    You are invited to "Celebrate The Power of Women's Health!" at a FNCE® 2020 WH DPG Virtual Networking Event offered via Zoom held on:

    Friday , October 16th, 2020

    7:00—8:30pm ET

    6:00-7:30pm CT

    5:00-6:30pm MT

    4:00-5:30pm PT

    Register now for the Virtual Networking Event **Only open to WH DPG members**

    Then, join other super women's health members at the Showcase Members Booth on Monday, October 19th to encourage friends and colleagues to join WH DPG and learn about what we do as a group!

  • Help Ensure Consumers Are Protected with The Academy’s New Incident Reporting Tool

    The Academy developed the Incident Reporting Tool to support its efforts to protect the public,enhance the quality of nutrition care and promote self-regulation of the profession. The IRT fills a critical gap in supplementing the documentation of noteworthy incidents in the provision of nutrition care services across the country. Patients, members of the general public and health care practitioners can now easily document examples of successful nutrition care,showing the value of qualified practitioners. In addition, incidents of harm or unethical practice can be submitted using the IRT. The Academy/CDR Code of Ethics requires reporting cases of harm, and this tool provides a uniform and easy mechanism to do so and complements reports to state licensure boards. The information collected from the IRT will be used to facilitate stakeholders and policymakers’ understanding of the value of qualified RDN care, including elected leaders, federal and state agency officials, other health care providers and the public. To learn more about the IRT and to submit report of harm or success, click here.
  • September is Spotlight on Malnutrition Month!

    Malnutrition is a serious condition that must be addressed quickly and comprehensively. Throughout the month of September, “Spotlight on Malnutrition Month,” the Academy will raise awareness of malnutrition and promote the crucial role of registered dietitian nutritionists in identifying and treating this condition. Learn more here.

  • Congratulations to the 2020 WH DPG Award Winners!

    Excellence in Practice in Women’s Health - Megan McMillin, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN, IBCLC

    Emerging Professional in Women’s Health - Trisha Cousins EdD, RDN, LDN

    Outstanding Student in Women’s Health - Hannah Burgoon

    See all Women's Health DPG award winners here.

  • Member Receives 2020 WIC Leadership Award

    Dawn R. Ballosingh, MPA, RDN, LMNT, LRD, director of WIC and outreach services at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services in Beaufort, S.C., was named the 2020 recipient of the National WIC Association’s Leadership Award. Ballosingh is the past chair of the Women’s Health dietetic practice group.

  • Dietitians Providing Breastfeeding and Lactation Support are Needed!

    Recruiting Now! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Research, International and Scientific Affairs team is conducting a Breastfeeding Registry Study utilizing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII,
    The registry study aims to examine the documentation practices of RDNs working in areas related to breastfeeding/lactation practice, including the investigation of which Nutrition Care Process terminology is being used, the quality of documentation, and the exploration of nutrition interventions provided by RDNs to individuals providing human milk to infants, infants receiving human milk, or both. We are currently recruiting RDNs who provide care to this population, including, but not limited to those who work in hospitals, in-patient and out-patient clinics, private practices, public health centers, and other facilities that provide breastfeeding/lactation support. RDNs will receive an Amazon gift card once the goal for ANDHII registry entries is met.
    If you are interested in participating as a registry data collection site, please email

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Meeting Aug 18

    Recently, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) announced this meeting set for Aug 18. 
    “The meeting will include discussions on assessing SAMHSA's current strategies, including the mental health and substance use needs of the women and girls population. Additionally, the ACWS will be addressing priorities regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the behavioral health needs of women and children, and the current ethnic/racial climate and related economic and health disparities on women, and directions around behavioral health services and access for women and children.”
    The meeting may be accessed via telephone or web meeting.
    To obtain the call-in number and access code, submit written or brief oral comments, or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please register on-line at​MeetingList.aspx, or communicate with SAMHSA's Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Valerie Kolick.
    We have no requirement for attendance.

    For more information please visit this link:
  • Covid-19 Academy Resources

    As the impact of COVID-19 unfolds, the Academy has launched a Coronavirus Professional Resource Hub for Practitioners on that includes professional resources addressing preparedness, patient care and food safety and access, as well as a Q&A module for members and links to up-to-date Latest News. This professional resource complements the Coronavirus Resource Center for Consumers on, featuring articles, infographics, social media messaging and videos related to staying healthy, food safety and more.

    COVID-19 – What About FNCE®?!
     FNCE® is scheduled as a virtual meeting Oct 17-20, 2020.

  • WH DPG Representation at the 9th National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening June 2019

    July 22, 2019

    Check out the WH DPG representing at the Ninth National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening (NBCC) held on June 14-15, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland!

  • Outstanding Preceptor Award

    April 8, 2019

    Congrats to our very own Kathleen Pellechia, MS, RDN, Nutrition Knowledge Management Specialist, FHI 360 for receiving the Outstanding Preceptor Award from NDEP!

  • Two Student Awards Available for Student WH DPG Members!

    August 2020

    Each year, the Women's Health DPG selects 2 student members to receive the Outstanding Student Award. These awards bring recognition to deserving students who have been involved in women’s health issues and/or are considering a dietetic career involving women’s health. The awards also bring with them a monetary gift of $250 for each student selected. Certificates will be presented at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE®). Selection is based on meeting any of the following criteria:

    • Participated and provided leadership in WH DPG activities, such as committee service, newsletter contributions, and/or involvement in association activities at district, state and national levels.
    • Demonstrated active involvement in health-related organizations (professional and voluntary), such as officer and/or committee work in area, state, national organizations.
    • Developed, or was a contributor to, innovative approaches to the practice of nutrition in women’s health for research and/or publications.
    • Demonstrated involvement in academic coursework, thesis or intent to practice in women’s health.

    Applications are available on the WH DPG website and are due June 1st. For any questions, please contact Elizabeth Hillard, Awards Coordinator at

  • Academy's National Honors and Awards Nominations & Diversity Awards and Grants due 3/1

    August 2020

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Honors and Awards Nominations are due March 1st.

    Additionally, see information on Diversity Awards and Grants